We are delighted to announce that Arnaud de Volder will speak again in Clonmines next Saturday the 22nd of August and on Saturday the 5th of August. Anyone who could stay for his talk at 5 p.m. on the 8th of July was delighted and very impressed with his knowledge and the information about this wonderful medieval site which he makes so interesting and accessible to all. No one has brought a picnic yet but the invitation to do so still stands ! Gates open at 3 p.m. Art Exhibition by Mags Codd. http://www.magscodd.com/
We had a great afternoon in Clonmines on the 8th of July ! Our Guest Speaker Arnaud de Volder was a great hit and everyone who could stay for his talk was greatly impressed by his knowledge and delivery. Thanks Arnaud !
Our second afternoon opening is on next Saturday, the 8th of July 2017 ! We look forward to welcoming visitors to the site from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and to meeting and chatting with all who come along.
For this occasion, our speaker at 5 p.m. will be our good friend Arnaud de Volder. We know that you will find him both interesting and entertaining should you be able to find us on Saturday evening. Bring a picnic !
Arnaud de Volder is a doctoral candidate doing research on medieval landscape archaeology at NUI Galway. Arnaud was awarded an honours degree in archaeology from the University of Wales and read for a Master’s at the University of London. He has an interest in later medieval rural landscapes, ecclesiastical settlement (monastic estates) and architecture, with a particular focus on the use of landscape, place and its influence on the formation of identity. He has worked in field archaeology in England and Ireland. Over several years, Arnaud and his colleague Paul Murphy, a doctoral candidate at NUI Galway who is doing his research on Clonmines, have conducted extensive survey work at the site and are the co-authors of the first of a series of reports and publications planned for the site.
art exhibition by Mags Codd ! http://www.magscodd.com/na-seacht-gcaisleaacutein.html
So our first event was what you might call a "soft opening" ! Although we were ready for the thousands that couldn't find us or lost their way, we were delighted to meet those who did make their way down the long lane ! To welcome such interested and respectful visitors to the site here in Clonmines was both a privilege and an honour for us. The inaugural address at 5 p.m. was short and succinct ! Mrs. Domini Codd outlined the work that had been carried in recent years with the support of the Heritage Council and Wexford County Council and how their request that the public be afforded the opportunity to access the site resulted in the site being open for five afternoons this summer. On thanking Mrs. Joan Codd for her hospitality, she acknowledged her commitment to the preservation of the site and her appreciation of the support of the Heritage and County Councils. Mags Codd's art exhibition was very well received and will be a feature on our other open days.